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Sonali Kolhatkar

  • May 15, 2024

    The weight-loss industry

    The capitalist maxim of higher demand fueling higher prices is very much at work here

  • June 09, 2022

    Trading lives for guns

    Mass shootings are good for gun sales. In the days following the horrific massacre of 19 children and two teachers in Uvalde, Texas, firearm...

  • July 28, 2021

    Immigrant rights

    Republican officials in Texas are celebrating a major political win after successfully suing the federal government over the Deferred Action for...

  • June 15, 2021

    Shortage of workers?

    Economists and analysts have gotten used to presenting facts from the perspective of private employers and their lobbyists. The American public is...

  • May 25, 2021

    Funding violence

    The United States in 2016 signed a 10-year agreement with Israel promising to give $38 billion in taxpayer funds as military aid to a nation that...

  • April 01, 2021

    Universal healthcare

    As the coronavirus pandemic continues to wreak havoc on people’s lives, President Joe Biden has been on a victory tour to promote the American...

  • March 02, 2021

    Useless reforms

    There is a scene in the new film “Judas and the Black Messiah,” directed by Shaka King and produced by Ryan Coogler, in which Chairman Fred...

  • December 08, 2020

    Forgiving loans

    During his campaign, Biden endorsed canceling $10,000 per person of student loan debt. Yet, as soon as he won the election, Biden called on Congress...

  • October 27, 2020

    Childcare economy

    The US government’s Bureau of Labor Statistics finds that childcare workers in the nation have a median salary of just over $24,000 a year –...

  • December 16, 2019

    The longest lie

    The Washington Post’s Afghanistan Papers, detailing a true history of the nation’s longest official war, reveals nothing new about the war’s...

  • July 01, 2019

    Border abuse

    Nearly four years ago, the devastating photos of a Syrian toddler named Alan Kurdi, whose little body had washed ashore in Turkey, shocked the...

  • June 03, 2019

    The plastic crisis

    The phenomenon of climate change invokes images of black smoke billowing out of smokestacks, emissions from exhaust pipes on an endless highway of...

  • December 01, 2018

    Tear-­gassing migrants

    The Trump administration’s use of tear gas at the US border with Mexico over the weekend has rightfully generated outrage. Just as the photo of a...

  • November 07, 2018

    US elections

    Unprecedented amounts of money have flowed into the 2018 midterm elections, and voters are being bombarded with TV commercials and mailers that use...

  • September 24, 2018

    Refugees in the US

    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has announced that the US would reduce the cap on its refugee program to a new low of 30,000 people in 2019. This is...

  • September 18, 2018

    Hurricane Florence

    ‘Storm of a lifetime’ is how the National Weather Service in Wilmington, NC, described Hurricane Florence as it came lumbering across the...

  • September 03, 2018

    The exiled

    Immigrants are the “enemy” in Donald Trump’s America. The president has made the arrest, detention and deportation of immigrants the...

  • June 04, 2018

    Broadening the bounds of condemnable bigotry

    TV star Roseanne Barr’s racist tweet about Valerie Jarrett is a symbol of just how overtly the racist dehumanization of people of color continues...

  • October 25, 2017

    Ugliness of power

    In the aftermath of the sexual assault allegations against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, Americans are realizing that they live in a nation that...

  • October 10, 2017

    The longest war

    The longest war in modern US history approaches its 16th anniversary Saturday, and so far there is no end in sight. The war in Afghanistan began in...